Working together to achieve our potential
We spend a great deal of time at work and work plays a big part in who we are and how we behave. Pekin & Pekin understands that the key to a successful law firm is fulfilled employees and aims to make the Firm a place where people want to work and where they respect and value each other.
Race, gender, disability, age, work pattern, sexual orientation, transgender, religion and beliefs
An international staff certainly contributes to our appreciation of diversity. The majority of lawyers are Turkish, a selection with dual nationality, most with overseas experience. We also welcome overseas lawyers on sabbaticals and traineeships, with recent joiners being from the US, Ivory Coast, UK and Germany. Our support staff come from a range of backgrounds and countries, currently Turkey, the US, New Zealand and the UK.
On the gender question the Firm traditionally has a higher number of female than male staff, a point of interest for international firms.
Lawyers female 54% male 46%
Support staff female 47% male 53%
Overall female 54% male 46%
We cannot be the best without continuous development. The Advisory department is dedicated to the development of our lawyers, and each practice and support team has a training budget.
Below is a selection of professional development opportunities supported by the Firm:
We also welcome several visiting lawyers each year looking to develop their knowledge of Turkish law the market, and to broaden their experience. Whilst helping them towards their future in law we also gain immensely from the sharing of experience, methods, skills and personalities.
Meet Sezin and Irmak - Sezin and Irmak have taken year outs to attend Queen Mary University London, studying for an LL.M in Corporate and Commercial Law
Meet Lydie – Lydie joined Pekin & Pekin for a year as a trainee before commencing her training with Berwin Leighton Paisner.
Pekin & Pekin supports employees who wish to develop themselves personally. This may be in the form of sabbaticals and secondments, using their professional, language and cultural skills for the benefit of others, taking career breaks, further education and volunteering.